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Artist Biography

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  • School / Univ. / Institution: Southern Oregon University
  • Country: United States

Terry Longshore is active as a performer, composer, and educator of percussion and has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, and the U.K. He performs regularly as a soloist and with percussion duo Skin & Bones, flute/percussion duo Caballito Negro, multi-media ensemble Sonoluminescence, and flamenco ensemble Dúo Flamenco. Major festivals Longshore has performed at include the Bang on a Can Festival in New York City, the Britt Classical Festival, the Festival of New American Music, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, the Cabrillo Music Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Cycle of Percussion at the National Center of the Arts in Mexico City. He can be heard on numerous CD and motion picture recordings and has premiered many compositions for solo percussion, chamber ensemble, and symphony orchestra. His most recent recordings are of the works of Iannis Xenakis, Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum, and former Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence William Kraft. Terry Longshore is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an artist endorser for Remo drumheads, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Zildjian cymbals. His own compositions are published by Go Fish Music.

Longshore holds bachelor's degrees from the California State University at Fresno and Sacramento. He earned the master's and doctoral degrees in contemporary music performance from the University of California, San Diego where he studied under percussion virtuoso Steven Schick. Longshore studied tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music and has undertaken additional studies in Indian classical music with sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri. He has taught at several universities and colleges and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

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